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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    National Weather Service expects Puyallup River to flood

    ORTING, Wash. — The National Weather Service is warning that the Puyallup River will cause major flooding from Orting all the way to Sumner. Forecasters said the waters would inundate roads and the homes and farmlands down in the valley. High school student Colton Peters said his teachers told him and his classmates to leave school quickly. “One of the teachers just started getting us off the campus getting us going home because they were worried the dyke here wouldn’t […]

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    Police still investigating how 2 young boys got hands on loaded gun

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A 3-year-old boy shot in the face by his 4-year-old friend is still in intensive care at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The bullet shattered the boy’s cheekbones and damaged his sinus cavity. And while police are still investigating the shooting, right now no one is facing charges. Michael Holzwarth, 3, is listed in critical condition at Harborview. Police said the boy and another child were playing in a locked bedroom inside a Lake Stevens condo Friday […]

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    Habitat for Humanity home burglarized, ‘They knew who they were stealing from’

    MARYSVILLE — Thieves broke into a Habitat for Humanity home that was under construction not just once, but twice. They got away with expensive power tools and even some home appliances. “They cut the lock fixture off of this and then inside there they found keys,” said John Budd with Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County. Those keys got the crooks into the storage sheds where all the tools are kept on site, but getting into the house wasn’t so easy. […]

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    Muslim cemetery vandalized; Bosnian refugees fear hate crime

    MALTBY, Wash. – The Bosnian community in Western Washington was shocked to find headstones and memorials destroyed at their Snohomish County cemetery. The refugees who escaped bloody violence in their home country now fear hate has driven vandals to target the place where their loved ones are laid to rest. “They’ve died in peace, they can’t rest in peace,” said Meliha Babic, “This is unacceptable for any place to have your headstones turned over and your grave site vandalized.” For […]

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    Investigators suspect arson, call four recent fires in Orting area suspicious

    ORTING, Wash. — A string of suspicious fires in Pierce County has neighbors on edge and authorities looking for a possible arsonist. A home under construction on Gipple Street in the River’s Edge development burst into flames early Tuesday morning; officials said it could be related to several other fires in the area. All that’s left of the home on Gipple Street is a pile of charred rubble. Investigators believe the unfinished home was deliberately set on fire. “We are […]

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    North Seattle residents grill SPD about crime rates, ask for action

    SEATTLE — At least 100 concerned neighbors packed a community meeting Tuesday afternoon – and many gave Seattle Police an earful. Folks living in north Seattle want action, claiming the number of burglaries, car thefts and car prowls are getting out of hand. Some of the crooks are getting pretty brazen. “You can see the divot here where they set up the ladder,” said homeowner Alyson, who asked not to be identified by her last name. “Then just hopped over […]

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    Police allege father, son sexually abused 14-year-old girl they met via social media app

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Experts are warning parents about what children could be doing on social media, especially when using apps that aren’t as popular as Facebook or Twitter. Police in Skagit County allege a father and his son raped a 14-year-old girl after she met the son on an app that’s very popular among teens. Investigators said Adam Kirkby, 21, met the child on an app called Whisper, and then introduced her to his 52-year-old father. The abuse is […]

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    Avalanches on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass could cause longer backups this season than in previous years

    HYAK, Wash. — Get ready for longer backups crossing Snoqualmie Pass this winter and next winter, too. The Washington State Department of Transportation warns that avalanches could keep drivers at a standstill even longer than usual. A snow shed once covered the eastbound lanes along a stretch of Interstate 90. When snow fell down the hillsides, at least two lanes would usually stay open. But the snow shed has been dismantled, and the snow has nowhere else to go — […]

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    2 Bellingham restaurants robbed at gunpoint, employees forced to the floor

    BELLINGHAM — Detectives are on the hunt for an armed robber targeting restaurants near closing time. In two separate cases the gunman forced employees to the ground before the thief cleared out the cash register. Maya Briller cowered on the floor when the gunman forced her and a co-worker to the ground at Man Pies restaurant on Railroad Avenue Sunday night. “He made us walk slowly,” she said Wednesday. “He made us put our hands down and walk naturally to […]